Education

Rules of Procedure: The best interests of children and young people

We are just a few days away from the return to classes in Chile, hoping that there is a consensus that these classes will be face-to-face because the consequences of the pandemic and online classes have been devastating, especially for…

Emotional education: an anthropological approach

The importance of human adaptation in times of crisis is a must. It is therefore urgent that the state and society in general, develop “emotional education” as a fundamental requirement for personal and social equilibrium. As a social anthropologist, I…

Transition Test: It makes no difference where you are born or where you study

On January 11, the results of the Transition Test (PDT), the instrument used to determine university entrance, were made public in Chile and, once again, it is clear that it does not matter where you are born or where you…

To discover and learn: to govern is to connect

“To govern is to educate” was the motto of the government of Chilean President Pedro Aguirre Cerda. More than 80 years have passed and that phrase and its programmatic content have become part of our history. Children and young people…

Vernor Muñoz: “Education needs, first and foremost, state funding and not charity or philanthropy”.

Present at the World Education Meeting, organised by UNESCO, which brought together education leaders from 40 states, the Director of Policy and Advocacy of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), who is also a member of the Latin American Campaign…

How China Is Addressing Education Inequality

In China, the educational pressure on children is intense, and it begins when they are very young. A mother living in Shanghai describes the demands of her six-year-old child’s education, saying, “In kindergarten, children already need to spend the whole…

No presidential programme proposes a paradigm shift in education

With less than two weeks to go before the presidential elections in Chile, it is striking that, despite the fact that there is agreement that education requires profound change, no candidate has proposed a paradigm shift in his or her…

Transgressions against the law and/or ethics, nothing surprises us any more

More than 600 journalists in over 100 countries have sifted through nearly 12 million documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that show tax evasion, hidden assets, money laundering and other financial movements by some of the world’s…

Are we moved by these figures?

According to the latest State of Education Report: In maternal and nursery in 2019 students in poverty were 36.2% and in 2020 they increased to 41%. In pre-school in 2019 they were 36.6% and in 2020 41.9%. In primary school…

The winners are those who best accept and assume their failures.

Uncontrolled competition, individualism and exitism are corroding people, society and its institutions because in order to be successful, many are transgressing values such as honesty and respect for the rights of others. They are unwilling to fail and will do…

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